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US ambassador to Israel warns Biden win could undermine consensus on Iran

Ambassador David Friedman is the latest sitting US official to promote the president's policies ahead of the 2020 election.
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 13: David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel speaks during a briefing at the White House August 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spoke on a range of topics including his announcement earlier in the day of a new peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

US policy toward Iran could take a turn for the worse from the perspective of Israel's government and Washington’s Gulf allies if Joe Biden is elected president in November, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Sunday, in the latest example of a sitting Trump administration official vouching for the current president’s policies ahead of his reelection bid.

“Joe Biden was part of the Obama administration, which negotiated and implemented the Iran deal, something that President [Donald] Trump — and I share his view — thinks was the worst international deal the United States has ever entered into,” Friedman said in an interview with the United Arab Emirates’ al-Ain news site.

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